- A curious woman from Virginia
February 8, 2019
These are great questions! There is a 50% chance that you are a carrier for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), just like your mother.
Typically, carriers for DMD do not have any problems. But 20% of DMD carriers do have some symptoms, though not as severe as someone with the full disease.
Let’s take a step back and think about what causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy, as this will help explain what it means to be a carrier.